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Written virtually single-handedly over a seven-year period by a revered dean of English letters, Johnsons Dictionary first appeared in 1755. A remarkable monument to the vigor and variety of our language and to the genius of its author, it served as the standard dictionary for more than 150 years and formed the basis for all subsequent English dictionaries. This modern version reduces the original 2,300 pages of definitions and literary examples to a more manageable length, retaining the verbal pleasure and historical curiosity of the original. It features many entries that can no longer be found in most modern dictionaries, with intriguing definitions and examples of usage in the literature of Johnsons time.

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Johnson's Dictionary first appeared in 1755 and it served as the standard dictionary for more than 150 years. This modern version reduces the original 2,300 pages of definitions to a more manageable length.

Synopsis:

Written virtually single-handedly by a revered dean of English letters, Johnson's Dictionary first appeared in 1755 and it served as the standard dictionary for more than 150 years. This modern version reduces the original 2,300 pages of definitions to a more manageable length, and features many entries that can no longer be found in most modern dictionaries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440897
Editor:
McAdam, E. L.; Milne, George
Editor:
Milne, George
Editor:
McAdam, E. L.
Editor:
Milne, George
Editor:
McAdam, E. L.; Milne, George
Author:
McAdam, E. L.
Author:
Milne, George
Author:
Johnson, Samuel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
18th century
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
English language -- 18th century.
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 1 lb

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Johnson's Dictionary first appeared in 1755 and it served as the standard dictionary for more than 150 years. This modern version reduces the original 2,300 pages of definitions to a more manageable length.
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Written virtually single-handedly by a revered dean of English letters, Johnson's Dictionary first appeared in 1755 and it served as the standard dictionary for more than 150 years. This modern version reduces the original 2,300 pages of definitions to a more manageable length, and features many entries that can no longer be found in most modern dictionaries.
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